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Bowdoin 1913.26

FRAGMENT OF A KYLIX (TYPE B, decorated inside only)

Lent by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; gift of E. P. Warren (1913.26)

Height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.); Width: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)

The bottom of the bowl, part of one handle, part of the foot preserved; some restoration. From Cervetri.

Inside: athletes. On the left, an athlete sits on the ground holding a javelin. Behind, another athlete moves to the left looking back; his javelin is behind him, the thong for adjusting it visible. Both athletes are nude and wear apicate fillets in their hair. Around the tondo near the border is a meaningless inscription. Leftward meander border.

Red: fillets, inscription.

Attributed to the Foundry Painter [Beazley] ca. 500 - 475 B. C.

The Foundry Painter belongs to the circle of the Brygos Painter. He was named for a cup in Berlin (Berlin F 2294; ARV2, 400, no. 1) which depicts a foundry. His works display an acute observation of everyday scenes, a trait which led Beazley to characterize the Foundry Painter as "a Greek realist" (Beazley 1966, no. 3, pp. 53-60).


ARV2, 403, no. 32; Herbert 1964, 64, no. 170.

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